love this since my son has nut allergies and can't have the store bought advent calendars! Handmade Christmas Advent Calendars, a great alternative to store bought calendars. Get inspired and create your own with these great tutorials and how-tos.
Christmas Craft Project: Advent Calendar-- think I'll sew some small, reusable cloth bags, and find a slightly different way to arrange the clothes pins, so that there's more space for the bags. Love the idea of painting the clothes pins, though!